Eid al-Adha

FILE - Students in a classroom (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.

03/04/2015

City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

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Some New Yorkers Say School Holiday Proposals Are Going Too Far

Some New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.

10/19/2013